Aoki, Gesias and Mousasi come up big at Dream

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Aoki after winning by submission. Photo: Feg

Dream FC’s 15th installment took place at the Saitama Super Arena this Saturday, in Japan.

In the evening’s main event, Japanese idol Shinya Aoki once again used his solid Jiu-Jitsu game to effect to win by submission. He overcame Tatsuya Kawajiri with a heelhook just 1:53 min into the bout.

In another much-awaited fight, Gesias Cavalcante made his return to the ring after a little over a year. The two-time K-1 Hero’s GP champion didn’t have it easy aganst Katsunori Kikuno and won by split judges’ decision.

Gesias celebrates. Photo: Feg

Another big winner was former Strikeforce champion Gerard Mousasi, who beat Jake O’Brien. The surprise of the night was Tatsuya Mizuno’s win over Melvin Manhoef, who once again showed his fragility on the ground and succumbed to a kimura lock.

Check out the complete results:

Kazuhiro Nakamura defeated Karl Amoussou via unanimous decision

Mitsuhiro Ishida defeated Daiki Hata via unanimous decision

Michihiro Omigawa submitted Young Sam Jung via guillotine at 7:31 min of R1

Tatsuya Mizuno submitted Melvin Manhoef via kimura at 7:38 min of R1

Gegard Mousasi submitted Jake O Brien via guillotine at 0:31 min of R1

Gesias Cavalcante defeated Katsunori Kikuno via split decision

Shinya Aoki submitted Tatsuya Kawajiri via heelhook at 1:53 min of R1

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